The UAE-EU Working Group on Human Rights held its eleventh meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, where they discussed key developments and efforts in the human rights field. Participants also reviewed the exchange of information, experiences, and best practices between the UAE and European Union in this field.
During the meeting, a number of issues of common interests were discussed, including labor rights, women’s rights, freedom of expression, the rule of law, the contributions of artificial intelligence to the human rights field, digital technology and human rights, and coordination with United Nations human rights bodies, mechanisms, and committees.
The UAE delegation was headed by H.E. Saeed Rashid Al Habsi, Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and included representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Ministry of Culture and Youth, the Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, the Gender Balance Council, and representatives of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. HE Anna-Maria Panagiotakopoulou, Head of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq division in the MENA department of the European External Action Service, led the European Union delegation.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation